While much of the Christmas focus is on kitchens and dining areas, don’t overlook the other essentials that will give your guests that ‘home away from home’ feeling.
Cast a critical eye over your guestroom and bathroom to assess if they’re ready for a guaranteed festive workout.
There’s not much time left – and budgets might be tight – but if you think your house could do with a few nips and tucks before the rellies arrive, consider these cost effective makeover ideas.
- Decorating the guestroom: Houzz recommends a focus on comfy bedding, lighting and bedside tables to create that feel of effortless ambience. Use inexpensive bedside tables to save money – even a well selected chair can do the trick. Check out more tips on Houzz.
- Renovating the bathroom: You may find lead times are tight, but on an equally tight budget you probably can’t afford major trade jobs anyway. Opt for cosmetic improvements like new cabinets and taps and tile resurfacing. Check out more tips for bathroom renos under $10,000 and under $5,000.
- Restyling the bathroom: Time and money won’t stretch to a reno? Never fear – just borrow a few style tips from Houzz to breathe new life into your bathroom. Store those extra guest towels on a timber chair and hang them to dry on a matching timber ladder. View more tips on Houzz.